Steven Gerrard has said Rangers will not give up easily against Hibernian.
The Teddy Bears faced a hard-fought 5-5 draw against the Hibs in their last meeting.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that it will not be easy to defeat his side when they meet Hibernian the next time. The Hibs gave the Bluenoses a very hard time in their last meeting at Easter Road on the final day of the last season as they had to face a dramatic draw in a 10 goal thriller.
However, Gerrard has completely ruled out the possibility of something similar in the next match against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership. He said, “I watched the game. It was one of those crazy games where both sides were going gung-ho. But I think you could see really clear just in that one game where Rangers were at the time. Very high scorers with a lot of attacking flair on the pitch.”
The former Liverpool ace added, “But they also had that tendency to concede a lot of goals as well. It happened in a couple of the Old Firms last season and it happened that day against Hibs. So it was quite clear looking in that day that the team needed help from a defensive point of view and that’s what we’ve tried to do. I wouldn’t mind scoring five goals again but I don’t really want my side to concede five this time.”
Gerrard also added that he is set to face fierce competition from Neil Lennon’s side, “I think it’s going to be a big challenge for us. They’re a good team with good players. We all know this is their manager Neil Lennon’s big fixture and I’m sure he will want to get one over on Rangers, so it’s got all the makings of an exciting game.”